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Old 03-22-2006, 07:53 AM
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They came out of a prototype cat hull.
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sweet ....but I wouldnt use those things ... .. I feel for ya .... I'll take em off your hands for what you paid ...
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A 500 EFI just sold yesterday on Ebay for $8500, it had 64 hours.
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Thanks for the input guys, keep'em coming.
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39K motors drives Ta's oops .............

check that ...."starting bid"


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39K motors drives Ta's oops .............

check that ...."starting bid"


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OF,
I don't HQ would approve that purchase!
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I think it's funny...a couple motors out of thousands break a couple springs & all or a sudden all the other motors have to have the springs replaced...the new ones could break just as easily as far as the odds go...don't worry about the heads for at least 500 hours...I know many will disagree but it's just my .02...I know of several people w/over 500 hrs on these motors with no problems at all...a few mechanics I trust w/my investments say the head problems have more to do w/moisture than anything... CHANGE THE OIL FREQUENTLY!!! Especially after hard runs...Like I said,just my .02.
As far as picking up that pair for 6k...stole 'em...know where theres another pair?
All Carb 500's that used the Crane part # ???? Were at high risk!! Merc changed springs with the intro of the EFI and they seemed to work well. It was not just a couple engines here and there failing it was more like just how bad the damage would be if any. (loss of power without damage is possible) On top of the spring problem Crane had a run of bad lifters that were also used in some of the 500's (the pin holding the roller would slide out). At any rate this ended up being overlooked as the "spring" problem.
So yes it would be wise to check them over so they do last 500+ hours.
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have you run em yet ? how it work out ?
They run great, but i did change the head gaskets, i put 420 mega blowers on them. the head gaskets were my fault i had to much timeing and boost the first time out. live and learn --right. but now they run great 5lbs boost turn key go
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